John Lee (footballer)

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John Lee
Personal information
Full name John Sebastian Lee
Date of birth 1869
Place of birth Walsall Wood, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walsall Unity
1893–1895 Small Heath 7 (3)
1895–1897 Old Hill Wanderers
1897–1899 Bilston United
1899–19xx Darlaston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Sebastian Lee (1869 – after 1899), also known as Jack Lee,[1] was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath.[2] He played as a forward.

Lee was born in Walsall Wood, then in Staffordshire. He played local football for Walsall Unity before joining Small Heath in 1893. Described as "a diminutive sharpshooter",[3] Lee made his debut on the opening day of the 1893–94 Second Division season, and scored twice in a 3–1 win away at Walsall Town Swifts. He played in the next six games, scoring once more, but then lost his place to Billy Walton, whose form – 16 goals from 20 games – meant he retained the inside-right position for the remainder of the season.[4] Lee dropped back into non-league football in 1895, preferring to remain in his native West Midlands rather than join a league side elsewhere.[3]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. Derby: Derby Books. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 142.